Saturday, 17 February, 2018

Jaguar adds new engines to model ranges

Jaguar updates F-Pace XE and XF with new engines and features Jaguar adds new engines to model ranges
Theresa Hayes | 17 February, 2017, 01:03

Meanwhile the F-Pace gains a new 163PS 2.0-litre diesel, which provides company auto tax friendly Carbon dioxide emissions of 126g/km and ecomomy of 59.2mpg, when paired to low rolling resistance tyres. The smaller unit is only available with the XE and XF, and models fitted with it will wear 20t badging.

With the new Ingenium engines, the exhaust manifold is also integrated into the cylinder head casting, a Jaguar first. A 2.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine is available in two different states of tune - 197bhp and 247bhp - alongside a new 237bhp twin-turbo Ingenium diesel packing up to 500Nm of torque.

Other tweaks for the 2018 model year XF and XE include the availability of Configurable Dynamics.

The 25t rear-wheel drive variants across the sedans, and all-wheel drive variants in the F-Pace range, will be powered by the new 184kW engine.

Meanwhile, the sporty Jaguar XE S gets a power hike from 340 to 380hp form its supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6, while both the XE and XF get extra kit and some extra safety equipment.

Jaguar is also the first automaker in the allow customers to pay for gas at a Shell station using the touchscreen of their auto.

Fuel use has been claimed at 6.3L/100km in the XE, 6.8L/100km in the XF and 7.1L/100km in the F-Pace. With this new engine, the Jaguar SUV is called the F-PACE E-Performance.

JLR's family of Ingenium engines have been created to deliver exceptional performance, efficiency and refinement and meet the most stringent global emissions regulations.

New paint colours have also been added, along with fresh interior options. Blind Spot Assist improves on Jaguar's current Blind Spot Monitor by using the collision warning system in conjunction with the electric power steering system: if a vehicle is approaching or in a blind spot when changing lanes, the system will apply gentle steering force to keep the vehicle in its lane. Forward Traffic Detection works with the optional surround-camera system to detect items crossing the vehicle's path, and it's created to be helpful when visibility is limited.

Buyers will also now be able to specify the new twin-turbo 240hp four-cylinder diesel in the F-Pace. The F-PACE's existing 178bhp diesel has also been adjusted so that you can now order it with an automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive combined.

Jaguar has released updates across all three in an aim to keep those sales rolling in.

F-Pace Portfolio models gain a sport steering wheel and adjustable front seats.

Like the new XE, the XF is being offered with a Gesture Boot Lid for the first time, with hands-free opening of the 540-litre boot. With the optional Touch Pro specified, the setup lets the driver follow satellite navigation instructions, while the front passenger can view video playback on the same screen from USB or TV channels; Touch Pro also brings a 12.3-inch TFT screen for the driver.